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Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School

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Posted November 9, 2009

This is a good school. The teachers motivate the students and the students, in some cases, motivate eachother. In the others, they are distractions. Just as in anyother school, we all have dreams. Each of us has a goal, how hard each of us works to achieve it puts us apart. We are just like all middle schools. We are great at athletics and we are good in stats. We have many clubs and extracurricular activities. The teachers really push the students and get on their cases to do well. This is a very good school in my opinion. I hope this review helped you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

I love this school, because it lets you have fun while getting a great education. Edward Harris is the cleanest school I have ever seen. I brought me closer and others and it brought me to my childhood friends that I havent seen in years.... Edward Harris bring children closer and makes them have a bright future.. Edward Harris rocks !!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

I love Edward Harris Jr. Middle School because we can both learn and have fun at the same time. Our campus is pretty clean. We have great teaches, security guards, janitors, etc. at our school who try to help us have a clean enviornment to learn at school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

In my opinion Edward Harris Jr Middle school is actually a fun school to be going at. There's many fun activities and after school programs you can attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The place is awesome. The buildings have separate catagorizes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

My school is very cool. Because we have really fun activities, really friendly people, we also have a lot of school spirit! Our sport teams are very competitive too! Our volleyball team is rank #2 in the whole district so far.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2009

Its like the best school ever!! i love it and is coooool. (x
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

We have great teachers, administrators and students! We are diverse and we love it! We care about our school a lot!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2009

EHMS is the only school in the Elk Grove Unified School District to accomplish its STAR Testing goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

It is a great school because we have so many great teachers and even greater students. We have dance-offs, sports and many other things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

This school has an excellent staff and great resources. My only complaint is that the extracurricular programs (e.g., clubs) are scarce and the parental involvement is lacking. But we'll see what we can do about that this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

My son attended this school during 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 and I have nothing but great things to say. The school supports each student to see the colege potential in themselves, and shows them how to get there. My son is dislecsic with other mild learning disabilities, and he began to love to read there, and won an award for student of the year in reading, and the presidents award. This was due to the schools great support!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

I don't like the school as a whole. I like some of my daughters teachers however find that the lack of support,lack of resources, and unwillingness to accommodate special educational needs to be disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

TR Smed Berg JR Middle school is a great middle school. This middle school has a great academic system. This school is low on crime and vandalism and we would love to have your child attend this school. We ashare you that they will be perfectly safe under the watch full eye of the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

I go to EHMS n i rate it as a 5.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2007

This school provides everything you are looking for in a school ; academics,sports, student saftey, parent, and teacher participation. This schools princapal was so invoved and invested. If your child is unmotivated don't go here ! - MVM
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

792

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

792

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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5 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

570 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students98%
Females100%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females62%
Males46%
African American50%
Asian69%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander50%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander57%
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state26%

Math

All Students45%
Females45%
Males45%
African American18%
Asian68%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander53%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander57%
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students75%
Females73%
Males77%
African American61%
Asian88%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state85%

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females55%
Males42%
African American30%
Asian60%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander75%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander82%
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state43%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students36%
Females32%
Males40%
African American24%
Asian49%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state20%

Geometry

All Students86%
Females90%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students53%
Females55%
Males51%
African American35%
Asian65%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander85%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander83%
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Science

All Students65%
Females63%
Males66%
African American44%
Asian77%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander92%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander91%
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 31%
Hispanic 26%
Black 21%
White 6%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
English language learners 16%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Felicia Bessent
Fax number
  • (916) 688-0084

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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